With illustrated stores and tales of typographers and engravers from Bologna, Tipi di Bologna brings us short stories of those who made the Bolognese print and publishing scene through the years.
Tipi di Bologna
— Giulia Garbin + Stefano Riba + Rachael Hill
17th – 19th December 2017
With illustrated stores and tales of typographers and engravers from Bologna, Tipi di Bologna brings us short stories of those who made the Bolognese print and publishing scene through the years, combining Giulia Garbin’s linocut illustrations, Stefano Riba’s texts in linotype and the print expertise of Anonima Impressori. Likewise Tipi di Torino published in 2014 by Print About Me Micro-Press, this new book is dedicated to the Italian typographic culture, uses old (but not antiquate) techniques in order to stimulate rediscovery of letterpress past and present scene of Bologna city.
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is a London based Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Characterised by her attention to detail and passion for traditional print processes, she believes in the importance of craftsmanship within both digital and traditional design. Giulia workes mainly on editorial and exhibition designs for companies and institutions, as Senior Designer for Studio PSK and as Art Director for a new lifestyle magazine called Luncheon. giuliagarbin.com
began working with art as an art technician and installer back in 2004. He then worked at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Merz, Museum Ludwig Cologne and Galleria Giorgio Persano and as freelance journalist. In 2012 he founded Van Der, an independent gallery, and became part of Print About Me a project in defense of contemporary, alternative and independent graphic work.
studied printmaking at Norwich School of Art and Design. Combining a love of food and a passion for screen printing has lead to a series of projects exploring edible inks suitable to print with. For Tipi di Bologna, colours used within the book have been produced using natural ingredients and screen printed onto white icing.
Poster design by the Artist.